Mischief III

Yonne Design : Published 1931 


Mischief III, a Yonne class Harrison Butler yacht

A Fully Restored 'Yonne Design' Bermudian Cutter
Mischief III spent most of her early sailing life on the South Coast with a succession of Civil Servant owners. She was laid-up in the late 1970's for a winter re-fit. However the death of her owner resulted in twenty-eight years in a Devon garden. The Aldworths acquired Mischief III in 2007 and began a thorough keel-up restoration that took five years to complete, the stunning result being featured in Classic Boat magazine, September 2011. In 2012 Mischief III was put forward for the Classic Boat restoration award and won her class. She was voted one of the top 100 Classics of 2013.
Mischief III was sold in October 2014.
Looking through my Lloyd's Registers, I didn't find her until 1952 when Kenneth Barker took her on to race her. Any information on her early history is thus particularly welcome.

Mischief III Statistics
Built : 1935 by AW Clemens, Portsmouth
LOA : 26'
Beam : 8' 7"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 7 Tons TM
Lloyd's Register N° 163889

Mischief III Custodians & Home Ports
Paul and Jane Barnes (2014-2016...) Solent, UK
Roy & Sonia Aldworth (2007-2014)
Paul Leinthall-Cowman (?-?)
Mr & Mrs RW Mason (1976-1977-?) Portsmouth
FH Fairfoul (?-1965-1975) Portsmouth
Graham H Chandler (?-1959-1963-?) Port Edgar => Gosport
Kenneth Barker (?-1952-?) --

Mischief III Links
Mischief III sold in October 2014 
Mischief Raced Around The Island, HBA Journal 77, Summer 2016 

Page last updated : October 2016


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